1. Lightly wipe the hangiri with a wet towel before using. This will avoid the smell of the ingredients to be absorbed by the wooden product, and will help prevent molding.
2. After every use, quickly rinse with hot water and allow to air dry completely. Do not use a drier or leave water in the product for long as this will lead to damaging the wooden material. Once it is rinsed, allow the product to air dry and do not use a drier.
3. Once the hangiri is dry, wrap it in absorbent paper and store in a well ventilated area away from direct sunlight.
4. If you are not using the product for an extended period of time, beware of shrinkage from being stored in a dry space. Shrinkage may cause cracking and the copper band to fall. In the event the product shrinks, fill it with water for the wood to expand and prevent water leakage from the cracks.